Shooting at elementary school – 14 children and a teacher killed

In the US state of Texas, several children were killed at a school. The governor gave 15 dead – most of them children. The alleged gunman was apparently shot dead by police.

15 people have been killed in shootings at an elementary school in the US state of Texas. This was confirmed by Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday evening (local time). Among the dead are 14 children and a teacher. The 18-year-old, armed with a handgun and possibly a rifle, was probably shot by police officers.

The incident took place at an elementary school in the city of Uvalde, located about 135 kilometers west of San Antonio. In the United States, there are always fatal firearm attacks. Schools are always affected by this.

Just over a week ago, a gunman with an assault rifle opened fire at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, killing 13 people. The 18-year-old accused was arrested at the scene. According to investigators, the crime was racially motivated – 11 of the 13 victims were black.